Prior to the premiere of Keep 'Em Flying on November 28, 1941 - just nine days before the Japanese aerial attack on Pearl Harbor - Universal released a nine-minute trailer titled "The Army Air Corps Presents Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in 'Life with the Flying Cadets.'" - From Abbott and Costello on the Home Front: A Critical Study of the Wartime Films by Scott Allen Nollen (2009) Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Martha Raye, Carol Bruce, William Gargan, Dick Foran, Charles Lang, and... Topics: Comedy, Musical, Propaganda, Abbott and Costello
CSI 1942 style, and an intriguing little crime drama that was ahead of its time, and had all the makings for the start of a second feature film series that could have happened but didn't. Finally in 1999 CBS television picked up the idea, and the rest is history. PRODUCTION NOTE; Fred Zinnemann's directorial debut. CAST NOTE: Ava Gardner appears briefly as a car hop. It was her fifth uncredited feature film role. No one can say she didn't pay her dues. Topics: movie trailers, crime dramas, crime scene investagation, forensic criminology, Van Heflin, Marsha...
Earth scientists explore an alien planet, and among their equipment there just happens to be an atomic bomb. That's just one of the whacky elements in this low-budget romp that also features lizard vs. alligator fights. Filmed in Bronson Canyon, the ancestral home and holy shrine of innumerable low-budget sci fi and horror flicks. Topics: movie trailers, sci fi, creature features
A colorful African adventure, and the second of four screen versions of H Rider Haggard's novel. Mostly filmed on location. The later versions in 1985 and 2004 definitely were not improvements. Topics: movie trailers, adventures, Africa, Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr
Low-level gangster Victor Mature tries to go straight. Richard Widmark's break-through role. At the time his sadistic wheelchair scene was a real shocker. It still is. Topics: movie trailers, crime dramas, gangsters, film noir, Victor Mature, Richard Widmark, Brian Donlevy